As a new mom, sometimes it’s a struggle to determine what fruits and vegetables are best to give your child.
Here are some great options that will give your baby the most optimal nutrients, vitamins and minerals they will need at this stage in their life!:
CARROTS – this delicious vegetable is great to start feeding to your baby at around 6 months in pureed form. Carrots are very high in vitamin A, which is critical for eye development and immunity, and they are very easy to digest.
SWEET POTATOES – another bright orange vegetable also filled with antioxidants to help your child fight off sickness, sweet potatoes are also high in magnesium, which is important for supporting heart health and muscles. They also have a pleasantly sweet taste for your baby to enjoy!
BROCCOLI – at around 8-10 months of age, it’s a great time to start introducing broccoli to your baby’s diet. Broccoli is packed with soluble fiber to help aid in digestion and nutrient absorption, as well as vitamin C and iron.
PAPAYA – Not only is papaya delicious, it’s loaded with papain, a powerful digestive enzyme. It also contains antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, especially when it comes to rashes or other skin issues.
APPLES – at 5-6 months, you can start introducing (peeled) apples to their diet. Apples contain a high amount of fiber, and can help balance cholesterol and blood sugar. They can also give your baby lots of energy!
AVOCADOS – as one of the more popular foods to feed your babies, they puree well and can be introduced as early as 4-5 months. Avocados are filled with healthy fats to help build your child’s mental development and reduce any inflammation.